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Title: Optimal Shielding for Minimum Materials Cost of Mass

Material costs dominate some shielding design problems. This is certainly the case for manned nuclear power space applications for which shielding is essential and the cost of launching by rocket from earth is high. In such situations or in those where shielding volume or mass is constrained, it is important to optimize the design. Although trial and error synthesis methods may succeed a more systematic approach is warranted. Design automation may also potentially reduce engineering costs.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. PPPL
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179785
Report Number(s):
PPPL-5056
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 18th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection & Shielding Div. of ANS, Knoxville, TN September 14-18, 2014.
Publisher:
Nuclear Technology
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY